It’s no secret that I’m a huge a bookworm because I’m either reading a book, buying books or talking about my recent reads! With that being said it does come with its problems. To be fair it’s not like that’s going to stop us from falling in love with stories that these amazing authors create but we can’t deny them so BOOKWORMS ASSEMBLE as I go through some of the struggles we go through. Don’t worry we can all laugh and cry about them together!
#1 When you plan to buy one book and end up getting ten
My bank account always looks really sad after I’ve been book shopping because I find it hard to restrict myself to buying just one book. For me it’s normally that I go to get a book from my wish list and I realise it’s from a set so I’m like “Well I might as well buy the set as it’s cheaper in the long run!” or I’ll get to the till, see some short story books and say I’ll read them on train journeys as I’m on them all the time anyway. Do you recognise any of those dilemmas?
#2 You lend someone a book of yours and never get it back
I trust you with one of my precious belongs and you then don’t give it back to me? RUUUDE! It’s actually got to the extent where I would rather buy someone the book than lend them my own.. okay it’s not that bad but you get what I mean. Of course I’m happy to lend a good book to a friend especially if I’ve recommended it, I just hope they give it back haha!
#3 When you read a great book but the film doesn’t quite cut it
This seems to be quite a common thing and I think I might know why. When you read a book it all goes to your imagination; you create a mental image of what the characters will look like in real life and you subconsciously wonder how the story would play out in a film so when you eventually go to watch the film, it might not always meet your expectations! Anyone else had this or is it just me?
#4 Other people can’t understand why you love books so much
I’m extremely lucky as this hasn’t happened to me very often but it’s the fact that it has in the first place. Yeah sure I have friends that aren’t bookworms like me and they don’t question why I love books because they know it’s just who I am! So when someone says something along the lines of “Books are boring how can you read” it’s disheartening.. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course and you don’t have to like reading, I’m just weird like that sorry haha!
#5 Sometimes distractions can be a real issue
Remember that time you were really getting into that book but you kept getting interrupted? We’ve all been there! Maybe your phone kept going off at a really exciting part of the book or people were constantly asking questions while you were trying to get through that book you’d been meaning to finish for months, either way we all sometimes wish we had a real ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign for when we’re reading. Seriously though how cool would that be?
#6 You see people fold pages in a book and it makes you want to cry
This can vary because you’ll get those who will happily make fold over a page to bookmark where they are or they may even like to write little things on some chapters and then there’s people like me who wouldn’t dare put any marks on books. Even when I used to write notes in my book for English literature, it felt so unnatural and weird! I guess that’s one advantage of using a Kindle because you can bookmark what you want without ruining the book, I like that!
Sorry I know I’ve missed a few but I thought I would stick to these for now, maybe I’ll do another post in the future with more of them hehe! You all know you can comment below with your struggles too as I love hearing from you so feel free! Well I really hope you all enjoyed this post and at least some of you can relate, I’ll hopefully be back soon with some more posts so I’ll see you soon 🙂